The mission of Collier Youth Services is to provide at-risk youth a chance to grow toward their potential in an environment that promotes belonging, dignity and hope.
The mission is based on a philosophy of deep respect for the inherent worth of each individual and the belief in the capacity for personal change that is consistent with the ministry of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd.
Though located in Monmouth County, Collier Youth Services' programs are available to youth throughout New Jersey.
Collier School is a state-approved, private, non-profit Middle School and High School for students whose needs cannot be met within the public school.
Collier Residential Program addresses the immediate needs for safe housing and food security for adolescent girls and young women who have survived trauma, abuse, or neglect while providing in-depth counseling and life skills training with the goal of reuniting with their family or transitioning to independent living.
Since 1977 Kateri Day Camp has provided over 8,000 economically disadvantaged Monmouth County youth with a safe, affordable, kid-friendly summer camp experience.
Here is a breakdown of Collier School students' classifications.